2019 NFL Playoffs Wildcard Round

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  1. sprintstar

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    Doubt it is Harbaugh refusing to put Flacco in, it’s the GM and the owners calling the shots. Coaches don’t coach to lose they want to win.
     
  2. wile

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    Ownership no doubt
     
  3. Bucky

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    You can be a 5'6 RB in The NFL. If you're black.
     
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    A small runningback probably can succeed in today's incompetent defense, "he looked at me and made me feel uncomfortable" penalty NFL.

    A Csonka or Riggins or Jim Brown or Alstott or basically any real fullback would murder defenses today even though the NFL is billed as supposedly bigger and faster than before. I think the renaissance of White tight ends displays that a big White man handles the ball well when given the opportunity. Just turn the pass into a handoff and the White runningback wohld probably be quite uncommon. Won't happen though and we all know why.
     
  5. wile

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    Agreed and the Packers have not won a playoff game since letting John Kuhn go
     
  6. Johnny_U

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    Jackson and Watson both exposed nationally. Great wildcard weekend so far. Jackson looks like he'll be a washout in a few years. Watson looks like he'll be the next coach killer for a few years.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Which is why Ryan Nall languishes on a practice squad and will likely never get a chance to run in the NFL barring one of those occasions where all the black running backs are injured. And even at that pathetic level Nall has advanced further than many other White power backs who never even get a sniff at a practice squad when not forced to add 20 or 30 unneeded pounds to be a pure blocking back or blocking TE.

    There's a slew of White power backs who could do better than the league average of 4.0 yards per carry if given an opportunity.
     
  8. Johnny_U

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    I'd like to see Rivers or Luck win it all this season.
     
  9. Don Wassall

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    Wouldn't surprise me if Watson has a good career. Flacco is done in Baltimore, which is a good thing even if he's a backup somewhere else next season as black QBs are thought to be too insecure mentally to deal with strong competition.

    As far as the four playoff games so far, the one right now is the first one without at least one black QB and it's the blackest one yet in terms of starters, or perhaps tied with last night's Seattle-Dallas game. All four have been Coal Bowls, with of course the few token White starters whose play usually stands out.
     
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    That'd be a nice outcome. Rivers has been around forever playing at a high level and Luck winning it as comeback player of the year would also be special!
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    Next week all-time greats Brady, Brees and Rivers will be playing, along with Luck, who is well on his way to being an all-time great. Also Goff and either Trubisky or Foles.

    If the Patriots don't win it, I'll be rooting for Brees to get his second Super Bowl ring, especially because the Saints aren't as Caste this year as they've been in the past. It would be great too for Rivers to win one.
     
  12. Riggins44

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    It seems like Philly is slightly better than Chicago from a caste perspective, mostly because of Ertz.
     
  13. Upside

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    It'd be nice if Nick Kwiatkowski and Nate Gerry were out there...

    Two guys who are certainly good enough to start in this league, getting jerked around so far..
     
  14. Upside

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    Goedert with a score.
     
  15. Don Wassall

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    Yes, otherwise they're identical -- both have all-black defenses, and start a White QB, 2 White o-linemen and a White tight end (and Philly has a gem in Dallas Goedert the rookie backup to Ertz). But the Bears are only starting Shaheen at TE today because Trey Burton developed some kind of groin problem yesterday otherwise they'd have just 3 overachievers starting. Thin gruel on both teams. . .
     
  16. wile

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    Brees or Luck
     
  17. Leonardfan

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    Some great throws on that drive by Trubisky.
     
  18. Extra Point

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    The mainstream media ridiculed the Bears for trading up for Trubisky in the 2017 draft. Then they talked about him as if he was a bust before his rookie season was even over.

    This year he led his team to the playoffs. Guess they didn't know what they were talking about.
     
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    Goedert and Ertz with two clutch catches on this drive.
     
  20. Riggins44

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    And of course the Bears should have Ryan Nall out there!
     
  21. Leonardfan

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    Foles very clutch - amazing.
     
  22. Riggins44

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    Eagles go up 16-15 with 0:56 left. Lots of time, lots of time...
     
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    Looked like that 2 pt try was good to me, looks like they're going to end up losing by 2 because Bears are in FG range right now.
     
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    Trubisky also with a clutch throw there. He has really progressed from year one to year 2. Great to see
     
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    Parkey's 38 yard FG attempt hits the upright, then bounces down and hits the CROSSBAR, and bounces out. So Philly wins 16-15.

    How unlucky can Chicago get? I think this happened because of what they did to Ryan Nall.
     

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